Blogging conferences tend to be a good time. Not just in those lovely educational workshops or networking with the brands represented. Good times come in the form of multi-colored toenail for an 80′s party, dinner with your roommates, a movie with someone you never met but talked to on Twitter, outside on a patio (sometimes sharing a smoke break), randomly meowing in the elevator when strangers board, staying up all night giggling over what Klout thinks you are influential in (Baptist church is at the bottom of my list!), and the parties. Sometimes it’s running into folks at another conference, such as the ever awesome Spiderman we ran into for Heroes Con.
One of the best dinners we had was at Mert’s on S. College Street (warning: clicking link will make you drool uncontrollably!). Best soul food EVER. I even splurged and got some amazing German Chocolate Cake. The next day we went elsewhere but ended up back at Mert’s to order dessert that we took back to our hotel room. YUM!
The 80′s party, brought to us by Clever Girls Collective and Ubisoft, was what I could not wait for. We had another dance competition and this time I joined a team (see above!). I practiced Just Dance 3 until my legs felt like jelly and my arms were screaming with pain. But it was all worth it, we landed the second place spot! We enjoyed it so much, I am ready to start training for next year.
There was also a photo booth at the 80′s party and the Roomies & I all gathered for pictures. On the left is Cindy of Mildly Manic Mom and Cindy of It’s Foodtastic. On the right it’s me and Nancy of One Crazy Momma. Ironically, Nancy & I were on one team together and the Cindys were on another team together.
This con used to be in Asheville, my town. And one of the things I wondered about was how faithful Asheville bloggers would be with a move to Charlotte. I am pleased to show evidence that we still came out and supported Kelby in her move.
Here is the deep dark truth about blogging conferences. Sometimes you get licked. I might have enjoyed it.
This is the awesome Cecily of Uppercase Woman (whom you should all read regularly) and Dresden of Creating Motherhood . Both of these really amazing women also work with About One (protect your nuts!).
All in all, I enjoyed this one MORE than I did when it was in Asheville. I didn’t have to still be mom and run off every evening to get home and make sure people were in bed or fed dinner. I got a little vacation and got to cut loose. I miss the conference now. I miss it so much, I am looking at the next one to attend. I will always go to Type A but I need to spread my wings a bit.